TITLE

thermocautery

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2172
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the word "thermocautery" is presented. "Thermo" means "heat," and "cautery" in Latin "cauterium" means "an instrument or substance for cauterizing" or "the act of cauterizing." "Thermocautery" therefore refers to a) cautery by application of heat; and b) cauterizing iron.
ACCESSION #
21248422

 

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